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Dozens of octopuses invade beach in Wales


Posted on Monday, 30 October, 2017 | Comment icon 17 comments

Curled octopuses measure around 20 inches in length. Image Credit: SeaMor Dolphin Watching Boat Trips
Beachgoers in the UK have reported seeing dozens of the cephalopods crawling across the sand.
Brett Stones, a dolphin tour operator in Cardigan Bay, spotted as many as 25 curled octopuses on New Quay beach on Friday night and there have been similar sightings three nights in a row.

Their behavior is particularly unusual as they are unable to survive for long out of water.

"It was a bit like an end of days scenario," said Stones. "There were probably about 20 or 25 on the beach. I have never seen them out of the water like that."

"Maybe they are getting confused by the bright lights in New Quay harbor and maybe they are dying off after summer or getting knackered after the recent storms."

"It is really rare to see them."


Source: BBC News | Comments (17)

Tags: Octopus, Wales

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #8 Posted by oldrover on 31 October, 2017, 13:45
It won't it's not the correct way to pluralise 'ocfupus' anyway. The 'I' would only apply to a Latin word, and octopus isn't rooted in Latin.†
Comment icon #9 Posted by oldrover on 31 October, 2017, 13:49
I'm not sure why people seem to think this is a sign of something wrong, personally I doubt it. Cardigan Bay is a very healthy place. And it's hard to imagine this behaviour is a reaction to some adverse element in their environment.†
Comment icon #10 Posted by Still Waters on 31 October, 2017, 16:39
There's some more info. in this link - †
Comment icon #11 Posted by Still Waters on 31 October, 2017, 16:43
https://www.merriam-webster.com/video/octopus
Comment icon #12 Posted by paperdyer on 31 October, 2017, 18:14
Maybe they are evolving?† Just look at the size of the skull.† Imagine the size of the brain!.. Just fro laughs, I found there are 3 acceptable plural versions of octopus.† They are: octopuses octopi octopodes
Comment icon #13 Posted by Mr.United_Nations on 31 October, 2017, 19:21
Overcrowding†
Comment icon #14 Posted by Timonthy on 31 October, 2017, 20:36
Yay, now depending on the situation I can go English, Latin or Greek. And Iím glad I heard the pronunciation of octopodes before I said it myself...
Comment icon #15 Posted by oldrover on 31 October, 2017, 21:05
They don't have skulls, but they are very intelligent.†
Comment icon #16 Posted by taniwha on 2 November, 2017, 11:16
Q: What's the best way to eat an † † octopus? A: In an octopi.†
Comment icon #17 Posted by XenoFish on 2 November, 2017, 12:05
Cthulhu's brood has hatched. We're all doomed.


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